David Karsenty , born in 1972, originally from Normandy, specifically from Le Havre, self-taught artist, arrives in the art world after studying psychology. Fascinated by street art and graffiti , starting from the path already traced by Pop Art , he works around the concept of icon .
David Karsenty and the concept of the icon
He himself states:
« I elaborate all the icons, from the 50s to the present day, the icons of painting, music, video games, everything that touched our childhood and still affects our collective unconscious».
Thus his works revisit some representative figures of pop culture , such as Mike Jagger, Andy Warhol or Keith Haring ; in his works there is never a lack of symbols and signs from the street or from figures belonging to the world of comics and US cartoons .
In his paintings, the phrase " SO CULT" is present in an almost morbid way and indicates a cultural product that has acquired a symbolic value due to its exemplary character.